Unicycle

in 3D Modeling Design held by john6012
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Description:
Hi all, thanks for checking out my contest! I am involved with a company that is looking to receive some entries for a "prototype" electric unicycle. If you aren't familiar let me give you a brief background. Remember the hoverboards last xmas?? The electric unicycle works on essentially the same principle (upside down pendulum theory) to achieve self balancing capability. The current offerings on the market just don't cut it, the plastics are basically thrown together around the requirements of a build, rather than incorporating the necessary components into the design for a smooth finish. I would like the final product to be somewhat futuristic/prototypish looking, maybe a bit sporty. You can get a feeling for whats out there by doing a google search for "electric unicycle". Integral to the design there are 3 requirements. 1.) Obviously the plastic fairing will need to have a cavity for the wheel, but in addition, it will need to subtly include a space for lipo batteries, (doesnt have to be in any particular shape however), and also must include spot for a pcb control board. Both of these items arent excessively large, the PCB is about 4X3 inches and the batteries are about 5X5X1 (but can be reconfigured). 2.) I would also like to incorporate into my design a headlight, and a tail light if possible, but most concerned with head light. Would also like to leave the option open to include small bluetooth speakers, however these would not take very much space at all. 3.) Finally, this design will need to have a retractable handle for balance when getting on/off.
Wants:
The final concept will be evaluated on how well the designer(s) can incorporate my requirements into the overall finished product. Is it slapped together and designed around the requirements....or rather is it designed from the ground up to conveniently incorporate these added functions....that will be the question I ask when evaluating.*** bonus points if you can cleverly incorporate a "fox" into your design, but not required. If chosen to do so, it will need to be simplistic in order to replicate, but have good taste.
Don't Wants:
a copy of something currently available, with a few changes slapped together. I have included a 2D drawing that I made with the basic principle of what I am looking for, however please incorporate your own style, don't be constrained by my lack thereof.
File Size Limit:
25 MB +
Company Logo:
Yes
Software:
  1. 3D software of your choice
  2. Trimble SketchUp (Google)
  3. Sculptris etc...

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
1st Winner
#3 ExoUnicycle - c/w Accessory Mounts by Decker
Mar 15, 2016 4:16
#13 Unicycle - 1 by sadzip
Mar 29, 2016 15:41
#25 jpg of unicycle by vinya
Apr 1, 2016 11:40
#23 Unicycle- with pedal housing by wrlowe
Apr 1, 2016 8:15
#19 Unicycle by DesignLab
Mar 31, 2016 18:48
#18 The foxycycle by Federico Virdia
Mar 31, 2016 17:50
#1 UNI1 by Edwerd
Mar 14, 2016 14:25
#12 Fox Head Body Unicycle by ScubaSteve
Mar 23, 2016 19:12
#10 UNI2 by Edwerd
Mar 23, 2016 9:10
#9 Electric unicycle by Federico Virdia
Mar 21, 2016 23:20
#8 Unicycle by REDA
Mar 21, 2016 22:46
#6 go to school unicycle by vinya
Mar 21, 2016 15:43
#4 Fox electric unicycle by Chris Rozycki - ENS Design Group
Mar 15, 2016 15:10
#2 Unicycle by Rayeed
Mar 15, 2016 2:38

Discussion

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MS22 Design

Designer

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:14:46 +0000
Congrats Decker and Crozycki.

benito

Designer

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:56:42 +0000
Congrats Decker and Crozycki! Well done:)

Ruby W

Designer

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 01:25:17 +0000
Aw, it was just an idea coming up to my mind at that moment. I was thinking the unicycle might be able to run faster if we can use a micro jet engine or something similar, It will not be pneumatic thou because it will still need electricity. But anyway, I got my prototype design done here. More detail design and installation instruction could be added after if you require~

benito

Designer

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:12:11 +0000
Vinya: I was just wondering if a seat type was acceptable for an entry cause it was not mentioned in the "don't wants". Stand-up it is...20 hrs left to design. Maybe I can squeeze it in. Thanks for the feedback Vinya:)

vinya

Designer

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:23:26 +0000
They are all stand up type because that's the type we found in Attachments, in comments,in sketches may be thats why benito..please submit

benito

Designer

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:41:05 +0000
John: All the entries so far are purely the stand-up type. Will you accept the seat type uni as well?

benito

Designer

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 01:05:09 +0000
Hi John: please don't end the contest early. I'm working on a design at the moment I should be able to submit by the allotted time. Thanks

MS22 Design

Designer

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:11:08 +0000
Does the lipo batteries fixed in both the sides or one side lipo battery and other side PCB?

MS22 Design

Designer

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:09:36 +0000
Does the lipo batteries fixed in both the sides or one side lipo batteries and other side PCB?

Edwerd

Designer

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:14:00 +0000
I don't understand the Fox thing ? Should the overall product resemble a fox?

john6012

Buyer

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:18:41 +0000
Edward, i extended the contest so you also could update your design if you wish. I'd say for you to have a realistic shot at the prize, I need to see some better close ups of your unicycle, I can see the cube you made better than the unicycle...

john6012

Buyer

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:12:54 +0000
Sorry guys for not yet having clicked prepaid, its taken care of now....I didnt plan cheating anyone out form their money. Hey adam, im going to extend this thing just for you, its not JUST 80 bucks now, its guaranteed, cus its prepaid!

vinya

Designer

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:57:56 +0000
Guys i just wanted to see if i get lucky this time with unpaid contest.

REDA

Designer

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:58:57 +0000
I speak of myself and my designs, sorry but my question very clear and I begin and we talk about it at the end of the competition?

john6012

Buyer

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:56:21 +0000
I may or may not extend the date i think the user "adam" wants in, but go ahead and participate if you'd like, love to have you in the contest.

REDA

Designer

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:08:23 +0000
Hi Jhon,
I want to participate if the date is maintained without extension
Regards
REDA

john6012

Buyer

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 03:42:48 +0000
Well, Adam....lucks on your side this time. You arent forced to contribute. See ya!
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 02:34:49 +0000
i charge 80 bucks just to boot my Cad software up.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 02:29:49 +0000
2nd place in this contest is a whopping 80 bucks.

john6012

Buyer

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 23:49:47 +0000
Ruby, what do you mean by "pneumatic one"?

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